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Jackie Dale

by Jackie Dale


Since the dawn of time, Lucifer has been portrayed in endless forms and blamed for every conceivable evil in the world. He is called, among others, the Devil, Satan, Beelzebub, and the Prince of Darkness. Without going into any deep theological discussions, Lucifer is what is known as the original fallen angel. Lucifer was created by God and was considered to be “a perfect being.”

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by Jackie Dale



Well, I am back from my short vacation. It wasn’t really a vacation though. I spent the time trapping, trapping, oh, and trapping. It has been an exhausting summer for everyone at The Cat House on the Kings, employee and volunteers alike.

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by Jackie Dale



It has been a grueling month of heat and kittens. Endless, endless kittens. However the 2-week “Every Kitten Counts~Every Dollar Counts” fundraiser was a tremendous success!! The goal of $25,000 was reached, and there are just not sufficient words to convey our gratitude to you, our loyal fans and supporters. With the number of cats and kittens that come through the doors during the summer months, the additional funds mean that we can say, “Yes” more than we have to say, “No.” Unfortunately The Cat House can’t take in every single kitten. Particularly if they are black. Black cats and kittens are the most underadopted group of cats.

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by Jackie Dale



The past month for me has mostly been spent working on the quarterly newsletter. It is a labor of love, so I hope you will take the time to read it. If you don’t yet subscribe, please go to www.cathouseonthekings.com and sign up to receive it. It is located at the bottom right hand side of the page. Read the latest news and keep up with what’s happening at The Cat House.

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings is operating at a frenzied pace because the kitten season is in full swing. The phone rings nonstop, and there is just not enough room for all the kittens we are asked to take. To say we are overrun with kittens is like saying the ocean is a little bit wet. The local stores are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for formula and kitten bottles.

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by Jackie Dale



The open house is just around the corner and everyone is crazy busy trying to get ready. It is not too late to donate to the silent auction. Remember, no item is too small or insignificant. Items can be paired up with others to create an always-popular gift basket. Quilt raffle tickets ($1), are still available. Remember, Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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by Jackie Dale



In just over a month it will be time for our Spring Open House. We are still in need of donations, big or small, we need it all. Don’t assume your donation might be too small. Seriously, even small items can be paired up with other items to make a gift basket. You can even “re-gift” a present you received but don’t need or want. We won’t tell.

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by Jackie Dale



In the blink of an eye the Spring Open House Fundraiser will be upon us. It has been scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. We are desperately seeking volunteers and more importantly, donations for the silent auction. The silent auction is our big money maker and donations are slow thus far. We like to have the bulk of the donations by Friday, April 15. We can use just about anything including but not limited to handcrafted items, artwork, jewelry, purses, gift certificates for goods or services, home decor and pet-related items.

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by Jackie Dale



The Cat House on the Kings would like to thank everyone who voted daily for us in The Animal Rescue Site’s 2016 Howliday Shelter Challenge. WE WON THE $20,000 GRAND PRIZE! We also won one of the weekly prizes, the most votes in one week, for an additional $2,000.

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by Jackie Dale



Well, I must say that 2015 has been a very busy year for Jackie Dale, Cat Trapper! I enjoy telling people I am a cat trapper, just to see the looks on their faces as they try to make sense of what I just told them. This usually leads into a spiel from me about TNR, as well as the benefits of spay and neuter. Occasionally it leads to a donation, which is always a good thing! Sometimes it leads to a debate because some people don’t understand what I do or why I do it.

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by Jackie Dale



The Fall Open House was simply spectacular! The weather was purr-fect and people showed up in droves. We raised enough money to get us through the next six months! But as you know, the need for funds is constant. The more money we raise means more animals can be saved. We want to save them all, but reality is harsh. It takes money to continue to save, and sometimes we just have to say no. Remember, no donation is too small. Our Facebook page has over 943,000 fans. Can you imagine if every one of those people sent in just one dollar?

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by Jackie Dale



Next weekend (Saturday, November 7) is our Fall Holiday Open House Fundraiser. I hope to see you there. It has been quite busy at The Cat House. Along with all the preparations for the open house, we have taken in a record number of cats, kittens, and dogs. The Cat House just took in 14 dogs from a breeder who passed away: 12 Pomeranians and two pregnant Schnauzers. Funds are getting very tight, and this fundraiser will help pay the bills for the next six months. Please, please, please come and support us at this awesome event. Saturday, November 7, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
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by Jackie Dale



In my capacity as a TNR volunteer for The Cat House on the Kings, I spend a good deal of time performing the actual trapping etc. However, a lot of that time is also spent educating people on why we do what we do. We have to convince people that trap, neuter, and return is often the only available option. Then come the naysayers who make their outrageous, dubiously substantiated claims about how cats are single-handedly bringing about the downfall of society. This is despite scientific evidence to the contrary.

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I am going to start this column with the story of my hero cat, Big Fat Mannie. I live in the country on one and a third fenced-in acres. Despite the fence, we get the occasional critter coming through. On this particular day, I was in the backyard, filling the water bucket and refilling the hummingbird feeder. I left the house and about an hour later received a text from my husband that Big Fat Mannie (he weighs 18 sturdy pounds) had saved his life by warning him about an imminent danger. Then he sent me a picture of a four foot long diamondback rattlesnake.

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